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the one that bumped into the chimney midway

:D

(though since it's a physics puzzle im guessing the real answer has something to do with the properties of a specifically tin roof...too bad I don't do physics :P )

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the one that pushed the other cat

the one that couldnt overcome fur-iction(friction)

the other one (not physics but alot of physics is logic)

wow missed the hint and buddy u sure aint a reading major

i wrote the above in the first edit and just realized i admitted not reading something while making fun of someone else for not reading

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"The other one" is ruled out in the Hint.

Furrriction properties definitely are involved.

Getting close. ;)

Let's assume the cats sit on physically identical roofs.

It's something about the cats themselves that makes the difference.

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Many properties of a cat effects it's friction, mainly it's feathers and kind.

To make sense we must assume that they are twin cats.

the one who licked himself more than the other one.

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the one didnt fall off lost all of his fur in a tragic lawnmowing incident and went ot sit on the tin roof to drown his sorrows with a bottle of vodka, where he found his friend. because the first cat had no fur he had lotss of furrr-iction and didnt fall off the roof ^_^

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Many properties of a cat effects it's friction, mainly it's feathers and kind.

To make sense we must assume that they are twin cats.

the one who licked himself more than the other one.

:)

:huh:

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The one that fell off had extended his claws, reducing k (I think it is called k? ) He had less fur-riction. Claws are more slippery than pads on cat feet.

The one that stayed on had better friction from the pads of his feet.

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That could be why.

But can you phrase it in cat-physics terms? B))

The physics majors have an advantage here.

The one that didn't fall was a Sphynx, the other was a Persian. Unfortunately for the Persian cat, its coefficient of static-friction was not high enough to allow friction to overcome the gravitational forces present parallel to the roofs surface, causing it to slide down and eventually off the roof.

There you go, a Physics 101 explanation for you.

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The cats were sitting such that they both would have fallen at exactly the same place. The roof was just above the ground almost touching it. The first cat fell off and the body of the first cat was still above the roof level since there was not much of a drop. This prevented the second cat from fall off the roof. - Rahul :D

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The one that didn't fall was a Sphynx, the other was a Persian. Unfortunately for the Persian cat, its coefficient of static-friction was not high enough to allow friction to overcome the gravitational forces present parallel to the roofs surface, causing it to slide down and eventually off the roof.

There you go, a Physics 101 explanation for you.

Bravo.

You gave a highly cogent, complete and lucid explanation.

You did everything except give the [what now should be embarrassingly obvious] answer. -_-

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